I love Nora Roberts books but the use of a male for narration is off-putting. Although the main character is male, the author is a female and writes with a female voice and perspective. Luke Daniels makes the female characters sound whiney and weak. If you want to enjoy the book, you are better off reading it rather than listening to it.
One great read
Abra - she was so positive and full of life and energy
Not sure I have ever listened to any of his performances, but I will be looking for them now. He made the book flow and each person an individual entity that you could tell apart just by his voice. Wonderful performance on this book.
Overacted, distracting performance. Should have been a less affected actor... disappointed. Can't understand how this was so highly rated...
Too much! So distracting...
The story was good, performance was just awful.
Say something about yourself!
I probably would have enjoyed the abridged version much better
Yes I have older books/audible that I have re-listened to and probably will listen to again. May not buy any new books again, unless abridged
Luke Daniels is the only reason I continued to listen to this book, he is always reliable.
I would. This book was just OK, but some have been excellent.
More of a plot. It was somewhat boring and the woman's voice was irritating
I thought he did an excellent job for the man's voice, but terrible for the woman's voice. I think they should consider a male and female narrator the next time.
I LOVE books. And dogs & quilting & beading & volunteering.
This was in an Audible "Three books for two credits" deal this week-I'd been bit with a couple of other titles that I returned and I have a feeling this one is going back.
Nora Roberts writes similar stories-we all know that. I thought Luke Daniels narration would sufficiently save a unsubstantial plot but sadly not even that worked with this story arc.
I've come to the confusion that I'm never buying books from the "loser list" again.
Not worth the time or money, even for a real Nora Roberts fan
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
Again I find myself questioning, "Who is Nora Roberts?"
I LOVE many of her works but it seems that her best and most interesting are her older books! It seems that her newer stuff is blasée... Whiskey Beach is a romance with history wrapped around a mystery but all aspects are boring to this reader.
For more than 300 years, Bluff House has sat above Whiskey Beach, guarding its shore - and its secrets. But to Eli Landon, it’s home.…
A Boston lawyer, Eli has weathered an intense year of public scrutiny and police investigations after being accused of - but never arrested for - the murder of his soon-to-be-ex wife.
He finds sanctuary at Bluff House, even though his beloved grandmother is in Boston recuperating from a nasty fall. Abra Walsh is always there, though. Whiskey Beach’s resident housekeeper, yoga instructor, jewelry maker, and massage therapist, Abra is a woman of many talents - including helping Eli take control of his life and clear his name. But as they become entangled in each other, they find themselves caught in a net that stretches back for centuries - one that has ensnared a man intent on reaping the rewards of destroying Eli Landon once and for all.…
The most interesting aspect was who murdered Eli's wife. The rest of the book was SO LONG and drawn out... there were so many details that were not specific or needed.
Eli and his grandmother... Luke Daniels did a good job, it was just SO tedious.
No, I may recommend the Abridged version...but I'd listen to other Nora Roberts books over and over. Some of those are: Carnal Innocence, The Villa, Northern Lights, Honest Illusions, Rivers End, Three Fates and The Witness
The story was good. Typical Nora Roberts. Kept my attention for a week of my commute.
Absolutely not! His performance almost sent me to the print version by Chapter 10. He was ridiculous and made the characters sound stupid and corny. Made it seem like a comedy.
Nora Roberts, yes. Luke Daniels, no. I couldn't tell who was speaking most of the time. His female voices, like many male narrators do, was whiney and off. I almost felt like he was making fun of females throughout the whole book.
It someone like Loreli King had done it.
A favourite audiobook, right at the top of the list
The male lead was a great character as he was vulnerable, real and smart and interesting.
When the couple finally realize they were in love, and would be together.
The fact that they both loved Whiskey Beach, the manor and the grandmother, but didn't know each other was weird but believable as the story of Whiskey Beach unfolds